Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang (german, 1748-1782) "Blue-eyed tulip and caterpillar" Watercolor and gouache on vellum

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Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang (German, 1748-1782)

Blue-eyed tulip and caterpillar

Watercolor and gouache on vellum

Vellum size: 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.

Framed size: 18 x 15 in.

This is rare example of the botanical work of Ernst Friedrich Carl Lang.


Lang was the son of Kilian Lang, miniature painter and harpist. He moved to Nuremburg in 1755, and, was a pupil of the famed natural history painter, Barbara Regina Dietzsch, who specialized in the depiction of flowers, birds and insects. The influence of her work can be seen in the delicacy of brushstrokes used by Lang, and in the sophistication of the composition.

            Examples of Lang’s work include a Goldfinch in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg and a Rose in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.


For more information about this work, or other watercolors in the Arader Galleries collection, please contact Alison Petretti at 646.673.4505 or by email